Two new books hit the stands
Ending the Food Fight
By David Ludwig, MD, PhD
In his new book, Dr. Ludwig, endocrinologist and director of Children Hospital Boston's Optimal Weight for Life explains his scientific approach to addressing the three key factors he believes affect body weight: biology, behavior and environment. He also gives dietary advice that he hopes will help stem the tide of childhood obesity, outlines his groundbreaking low-glycemic diet strategy, and offers healthful recipes and tips so parents can help their children make better eating decisions.
To purchase Dr. Ludwig's book, click here. To view a CBS News interview with Dr. Ludwig, click here. And to read a USA Today article about the book, click here.
The Parent's How-to Guide to Children's Mental Health Services in Massachusetts
By the Boston Bar Association with support from Children's Hospital Boston
Finding mental health services for children and teens can be a daunting task for parents. This guide helps readers navigate available services and deal with schools, insurance, legal and other issues. A new chapter in this edition focuses on the challenges young adults face.
For more information, visit www.childrenshospital.org/mentalhealthguide.
New pediatric Kidney Stone Center
Children's Hospital Boston's new Kidney Stone Center welcomes children who currently have kidney stones, those who've previously had them and those who are at risk for developing them. The clinic will be held on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month on Fegan 5 at Children's Hospital Boston. Patients will be seen by pediatric urologists Caleb Nelson, MD, or Bartley Cilento, MD, and nephrologist Michelle Baum, MD. To schedule an appointment, call (617) 355-2080 and ask for the pediatric Kidney Stone Center.
For more information, visit www.childrenshospital.org/stone.
Lahey Clinic North Shore is expanding its current building and Children's plans to occupy 15,000 square feet. Children's Hospital Boston at Peabody will be on the first floor of the Lahey building and have its
Currently, the Peabody satellite occupies 6,500 square feet and offers 16 subspecialty services, from Adolescent Medicine to Urology, and many ancillary services. A team of 10 support staff and 40 clinicians provided care to patients who made more than 11,800 visits last year. With the expansion, due to be completed by 2009, new subspecialties will be offered. Outpatient surgery may be offered as well.
For more about the services offered at Children's Hospital Boston at Peabody, visit www.childrenshospital.org/peabody. To schedule an appointment, call (978) 538-3600.
Save the date!
Vascular Anomalies Conference Webcast
Tuesday, May 1, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
For more information, visit www.childrenshospital.org/webcast.